High School Student Comes Out About Sexuality While Accepting An Award
A High School student by the name of Jacob Rudolph shocked, inspired and maybe even upset many people in his High School when the young man during an acceptance speech decided to open up about his sexuality. The Senior made this announcement in front of the entire school and received a standing ovation. Here is a snippet of what he said during the speech.
Most of you see me every day. You see me acting the part of “straight” Jacob, when I am in fact LGBT. Unlike millions of other LGBT teens who have had to act every day to avoid verbal harassment and physical violence, I’m not going to do it anymore. It’s time to end the hate in our society and accept the people for who they are regardless of their sex, race, orientation, or whatever else may be holding back love and friendship. So take me, leave me, or move me out of the way. Because I am what I am, and that’s how I’m going to act from now on.
After receiving an outpouring of support and kind words, the video was uploaded by Jacobs father who posted saying ” ‘it’ “took more guts to do than anything I’ve ever attempted in my life.” Check out the video below.
Jacob is in his Senior year of High School.
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